The Chicago Manual of Style by University
University of Chicago Press Staff
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The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Press Staff (Editor) - 9th Edition Countless publishing professionals have learned the details of their business from this classic guide for publishers, editors and writers. In the 1890s, a proofreader at the University of Chicago Press prepared a single sheet of typographic fundamentals intended as a guide for the University community. That sheet grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet grew into a book. Clear, concise, and replete with commonsense advice, The Chicago Manual of Style, offers the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice while including a wealth of new topics and updated perspectives. For anyone who works with words, whether on a page or computer screen, this continues to be the one reference book you simply must have.
The current edition is the 16th. Too bad it does not seem to be available digitally yet.
This is an old, 1930s-era Edition
Potential buyers should be warned. This seems to be a very old edition. I couldn't find out just when it came out from WorldCat. I did discover that the 11th edition came out in 1949. As the 9th edition, this one must date from the 1930s, making it nearly worthless as a reference work.
It'd be marvelous if the University of Chicago would come out with a digital version of the current 16th edition of this vital reference. Look ups would be quicker and the text easier to read. My eyes strain on the tiny type of my 15th edition.
For those who prefer digital to print, there is an online version of the current edition available by subscription from the publisher for $35/year. Some college and public libraries may also offer access for free.
Even better would be an iOS app based on the latest content but with features that an ebook couldn't offer. Some talented developer should contact the UofC press and suggest a collaboration.